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Old 4th February 2006, 10:37 PM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone knows where i can buy a decibel meter. i need one for my car so i can see how hard my 4 12s hit. i use to have 4 12s in my jeep but some idiot jacked all of my stuff and i decided to go with 12s... they are pioneers.



i would like one where its digital.. but analog is alright is its cheap.. hehe
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Old 5th February 2006, 12:34 AM   #2
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Radio SHack has them pretty cheap. And decent quality to.

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Old 5th February 2006, 01:27 AM   #3
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Alrite, thanks mark... I see on there website that they have two of them but i will go to radioshack tommorow and buy one, thanks again
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Old 5th February 2006, 01:35 AM   #4
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IIRC the RadioShack dB meter only goes so high... 120-130db.. I could be wrong but you might want to check for the maximum limit as your car probably goes beyond that.
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max on the RS meters is 126dB, if you want a real spl meter you're going to have to spend a couple hundred dollars
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are there any hand held meters that can go to 150db? I need one......or maybe a diy approach perhaps???
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Old 5th February 2006, 08:44 AM   #7
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Try out Harbor Freight. www.harborfreight.com

$24.99

It should be accurate enough for your purpose.

I have one but I've never tried to calibrate or test its acuracy against a known (expensive) one.
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Old 7th February 2006, 03:04 AM   #8
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yeah we need something more than 120-130db i bought the one from radioshack and couldnt really figure how to use it... every time i tested it it said 70db... it was funny because i would yell and it said 70db lol... and i know my car hits much harder than 70db lol.. i need something to got up to 150db atleast....
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Go to an SPL competition and have it measured there. My plan for this summer is to go one of these competitions and see if they would measure what my AV15 can do without actually competing.
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This thread has some links for you

http://forum.elitecaraudio.com/showt...hreadid=126335
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